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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Doyne family in Ireland was O Duinn or O Doinn. Both Gaelic names are derived from the Gaelic word donn, which means brown. O Doinn is the genitive case of donn.

Doyne Early Origins



The surname Doyne was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster. The family was descended from O'Rigain one of the ancient "Four Tribes of Tara" in the Kingdom of Meath, now the county of Meath. The Kings of Meath in turn traced their regal history back to the Heremon Kings.

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Doyne Spelling Variations


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Doyne Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Doyne were encountered in the archives: Dunn, Dunne, Dun, O'Dunne, O'Doyne, Doine, Doin, O'Dunn and many more.

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Doyne Early History


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Doyne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doyne research. Another 581 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1268, 1691, 1700, 1758, 1642, 1713, 1651, 1733, 1692 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Doyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doyne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doyne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Doyne family came to North America quite early:

Doyne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joshua Doyne, who landed in Maryland in 1670
  • Robert Doyne, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Doyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Doyne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doyne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doyne (post 1700)



  • Michael Cory Doyne (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • John Lyons Doyne (1912-1997), American politician, Milwaukee County Executive (1960-1976)
  • Maggie Doyne (b. 1987), American philanthropist, best known for her work in the Kopila Valley of Nepal
  • Robert Walter Doyne (1857-1916), British ophthalmologist, founder of the Oxford Eye Hospital in 1886; he identified "Doyne's honeycomb choroiditis"
  • Philip Doyne (1886-1959), British fencer at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mullach a-bu
Motto Translation: Victory for the Dunns.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Doyne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doyne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 June 2016 at 19:47.

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